Department of Political and Social Sciences

University of Calabria


Arcavacata di Rende 


(+39) 0984492568

Professor of Public Economics

DISPeS, University of Calabria 


 Other Affiliations:

RWI-Leibniz Institute of Economic Research    


Health, Econometrics and Data Group  (HEDG)

Global Labor Organization


Welcome on my page! 

I am a Professor of Public Economics at the University of Calabria. Previously, I worked at the University of Salerno and Catanzaro. 

I received my PhD from the University of Calabria and a PhD specialization in Health Economics and Policy from the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+).

I am  Associate Editor of the journal Oxford Open Economics , on the Editorial board of the journal Economics and Human Biology, and member of the Scientific Committee of IWAEE. I have been member-elect of the Steering committee of the Italian Health Economics Association (AIES) for 2017-2020 and 2020-2023.

My main research interests are in the fields of health economics and policy evaluation with a particular focus on the economics of risky behaviours and socio-economic status related health inequalities. On these topics, I've published papers in economic journals such as the European Economic Review, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics and Economics Letters, among others and in interdisciplinary journals such as Scientific Reports, PLoSONE and Food Policy